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Mommy Guide: Nursery Essentials

As a new mother, sure there's tons of things you need to do and setting up the baby's room shouldn't be that hard. You just need to make sure that it will make infant care all the easier (and safer). Here are the baby essentials for any nursery:

Cradle, Crib or Bassinet

The safety standard for cribs changes frequently so avoid using a crib that’s more than a couple of years old, so buying new is a better bet than used. If you don’t have space for the full-size crib in your bedroom, a bassinet/cradle or co-sleeper can be just the thing.

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Crib Mattress

Crib mattresses should fit snugly with no more than two fingers width between the edges of the mattress and the crib side. For safety’s sake, a mattress should be firm, too. You’re not looking for the cushy feel you may prefer in your mattress; you want something that will holds its shape and stay flat.

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Mattress Cover

Babies pee, poop, and spit up—a lot—in their cribs. You’ll want at least two of these since you’ll need a dry one on hand to replace a soiled one in the middle of the night. Make sure to use a cover or pad that is recommended for your crib mattress dimensions. 

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Changing Unit / Cot-Top Changer

Make sure that the changing unit feels sturdy, and sits securely. The top should have a raised edge or a guard rail to help stop your baby from rolling off. If space is tight, you may want to consider a cot-top changer. This is a sturdy changing surface that fits horizontally over the top of your baby's cot.

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Bedding and Sheets

Try covering the mattress pad with a crib sheet, then layering your spare pad and a second crib sheet on top. That way when the baby wets through the first layer, you can just whip it off and the crib is ready to go again.

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Cradle, Crib or Bassinet Bumper

Soften the sides of your baby’s sleeping area with bumpers. Just make sure they are installed correctly and fit snugly against the sides of your crib, cradle, or bassinet.

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Nursing Pillow

The breast-feeding nursing pillow helps mother to adjust and sit comfortably for a long period while keeping the baby on the required level to make breast-feeding an easy and relaxing experience.

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1 comment

  • I have no idea why people have complained about the softness etc etc with this set.
    1. You are suppose to wash babies bedding before using, using a non bio detergant and conditioner. Walah! Soft.
    2. People saying it doesnt fit exact. Nothing will. Unless your cot manufactuer makes the bedding sets. So need more ties. Get a piece of ribbon and stitch on an extra few.
    3. The pillow is flat……. well technically a baby isnt suppose to have items in cot until 12 months. However all babies pillows are very flat. Purely because of a suffocation issue. They are not going to supply pillows that adults use. They need to be thin and light enough for a baby to be able to move away from.
    4. This set contains a full bumper for cotbed. A duvet with cover. And pillow with cover. In a nice pattern of your choosing. For under 50 quid…… go to high street baby shops and have a look at how much you spend on a set that size and then put this into perspective.
    Someone saying there where loose threads…… okay….. well snip them off and as you do with anything you give your child, dummies, bottles, toys, check them first for safety. However mine had 0 loose threads.
    This set zips are really good, this is where it can be seen it has been checked for safety.
    A) The zip is made all of plastic.
    B) The zip part doesnt have the dangle bit on it
    I am exceptionally happy with the purchase. It is excellent value for money, I got the grey polka dot and looks stylish. I dressed the bed. Tucking the duvet in so baby sleeps on top, it feels very comfortable, and the thickness does not effect her Angel Care baby movement monitor.
    Really good, cannot see why people complain when they are getting a set that would be 120 plus in other baby stores.


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